Quintarelli Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva 2011
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Country: Italy Region: Veneto
District: Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
Classification: Production: 5726 bottles
Alcohol: 17% abv Packing: Original Carton of 6 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
WA=97+ Only produced in select vintages when growing conditions are deemed exceptional, this is one of the most coveted bottles in Italian wine. The Quintarelli Giuseppe 2011 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva represents the last vintage seen by Bepi himself. Giuseppe Quintarelli died in January 2012 at age 84 following his struggle with Parkinson's disease. There's magic in this wine, and we raise a glass to the master of Negrar. It delivers elegant class and concentration, fruit freshness and the power (plus 16.5% alcohol) that comes with appassimento. It's an ethereal wine from a hot and dry vintage. There are many contradictions within the bottle, but it ultimately settles on a place of balance and beauty. I opened bottle number 1,443 of only 5,726 released.